Caparison has launched the Brocken 5-bass, a 5-string that sports some premium appointments and construction.
The Broken 5-Bass’ body is made using four pieces of wood – a maple core, two wings of Australian black wood and a black walnut top. This particular combination of woods, Caparison says, “gives a full and well-rounded sonorous quality.”
The five-piece maple & walnut neck comes with a Kalimantan Ebony fretboard and a whopping 27 frets for even more extended range than the five strings offer. For added stability, there are two internal titanium support rods through the neck. The neck join ensures full access to all 27 frets, with a deep carve in the body making way for the six-screw join.
Driving the electronics of the bass are two Fishman Fluence 5-String Bass Soapbar pickups, using the Fluence voice-blending and selection system for a wide range of versatile tones. The pickups can be split for single-coil operation, and treble and bass controls can be used to further expand the tonal palette.
Extra premium appointments include Gotoh tuners, a Graph Tech nut, and a Hipshot 5A-100 bridge. The bass comes in either natural matt, or transparent black matt.
The 5 string Caparison Brocken 5-BASS lists for $3,499 / €3,849. Find out more at caparisonguitars.com.